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Shares of USA and European insurers jumped on Monday, with companies particularly exposed to Florida posting sharp gains, as the losses from powerful storm Irma were seen as being less severe than feared. "My heart goes out to the people of the Keys", Scott said after flying over the Keys in a C-130 aircraft. "It's frightful what we saw". Monroe County fire officials said later they would reopen road access on Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.
  • Hurricane Jose may meander not far from the East Coast through Friday

    Hurricane Jose may meander not far from the East Coast through Friday

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    Hurricane Jose , which is taking more of a northerly track, Hurricane Katia, which slammed into Mexico's east coast, and of course Hurricane Irma which made its USA landfall in Florida. "Jose is expected to remain between Bermuda and Hispaniola for the next several days but then eventually move westward late this week and then more northward this weekend", he added.
  • Harsh Warning About Looting and Curfew Issued in Tampa

    Harsh Warning About Looting and Curfew Issued in Tampa

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    Hurricane Irma has made landfall in the Florida Keys and has left devastation in its wake. And yet the storm will also be remembered for what it wasn't: In the end, Irma was not the feared Category 5 catastrophe she could have been, though the extent of her damage is still unknown.
  • Three men charged with terror offences in neo-Nazi probe

    Three men charged with terror offences in neo-Nazi probe

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    National Action became the first far-right group to be outlawed in Britain a year ago after the murder of member of parliament Jo Cox, whose killing the group had praised. Deakin is also accused of one count of distribution of a terrorist publication. Vehvilainen is also charged with publishing material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, posting comments on a website intending to stir up racial hatred, and possessing pepper spray.
  • Irma weakens slightly as it slams Cuba

    Irma weakens slightly as it slams Cuba

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    Wind shear, a force that weakens hurricanes, built up while Irma loitered nearly 24 hours over Cuba , the center said , dropping the storm to a Category 3. Florida officials are urging people to stay in their homes and shelters, even if it looks like Hurricane Irma has passed. No injuries have been reported .
  • 70 percent of St. Maarten homes badly damaged by Irma

    70 percent of St. Maarten homes badly damaged by Irma

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    The U.S. State Department said Saturday that 1,200 Americans had been evacuated from the Caribbean island St. Martin/St. Maarten, but almost 5,000 Americans remain on the island days after Hurricane Irma's destructive hit. Maarten have been rescued by US military aircraft. That leaves numerous 40,000 residents reliant on public shelters as they brace for Hurricane Jose .
  • Irma's winds slightly weaken as the storm moves further north

    Irma's winds slightly weaken as the storm moves further north

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    Hurricane Irma has proved to be incredibly unsafe. The eye of the storm will keep moving north Monday, and forecasters expect Irma to bring heavy rain and flooding to Florida and the southeast US over the coming days. The massive storm , which had menaced Florida for days and triggered evacuation orders covering 5.6 million people, made two official landfalls on Sunday, reports The Washington Post .
  • China rules out radiation from North Korea after nuclear test

    China rules out radiation from North Korea after nuclear test

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    On Friday, the U.S. mission to the UN announced that Washington would call a UN Security Council meeting on Monday to vote on a new draft resolution , set to tighten sanctions on North Korea . "A comprehensive assessment has concluded that this DPRK (South Korea) nuclear test has caused no environmental impact on China, and conditions for a termination (of the emergency monitoring) have been met", it said.
  • Saudi Security Forces Arrest 20 amid Report of King Salman Abdicating

    Saudi Security Forces Arrest 20 amid Report of King Salman Abdicating

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    Qarni had also expressed support for reconcilliation between the Qatar and the countries that have blockaded Doha. The United Arab Emirates announced a $10 million donation on the same day. Geneva: Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani confirmed that there are almost 26,000 violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a result of the siege imposed by the four countries against the State of Qatar.
  • Irma weakens to Cat 1 Hurricane but still poses threat

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    Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes recorded. But Irma will likely strengthen as it passes over deeper water on its journey north, and perhaps be a "borderline" Category 4 again by the time it reaches the Keys.
  • PETA and photographer David J. Slater settle monkey selfie saga

    PETA and photographer David J. Slater settle monkey selfie saga

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    For the unfamiliar, PETA sued nature photographer David Slater and accused him of copyright infringement for including the Naruto selfies in a book called Wildlife Personalities . While Naruto didn't win the legal right to own the famous monkey selfies, he can thump his chest in a victory of sorts. Under the deal, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photo agreed to donate 25 per cent of any future revenue to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques, lawyers for an ...
  • Boy, 2, found in pool dies

    Boy, 2, found in pool dies

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    Sharon Police Chief Gerry Smith tells 21 News, "We have to reconstruct those kids entire day yesterday and answer a lot of questions that we have". He was taken to the hospital and police confirm that he died just before midnight Sunday. "I applaud the community", Smith said of citizen searchers and those who passed information on Facebook . Police said the boy was located by a fireman, assisted by a citizen.
  • UN approves new sanctions against N.Korea

    UN approves new sanctions against N.Korea

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    It also bans North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. But later, the U.S. put forward another draft that removed the full oil embargo, asset freeze , travel ban for Kim and softened the language on foreign workers and other issues.
  • Lalu & son may skip CBI questioning

    Lalu & son may skip CBI questioning

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    It was after Tejashwi's name figured in the CBI's list of suspected beneficiaries in the scam that the RJD-JDU-Congress Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar collapsed as chief minister Nitish Kumar resigned after his purported attempts to get Tejashwi to step down on moral grounds failed to yield fruit.
  • Singapore set to get its first female prez

    Singapore set to get its first female prez

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    Singapore is likely to have its first female president, with only one candidate qualifying for an election limited to members of the minority Malay community. The Returning Officer, Energy Market Authority chief executive Ng Wai Choong, will declare her the elected President on Nomination Day on Wednesday.
  • Hurricane Jose a potential threat to East Coast next week

    Hurricane Jose a potential threat to East Coast next week

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    Hurricane Jose remains a major hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean but is now passing northeast of Turks and Caicos, islands heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma last week. But the cone of uncertainty isn't a forecast; it represents an average track error over the past five years. Spaghetti models forecast that Hurricane Jose's projected path will take the eye of the tropical cyclone in a loop northeast of The Bahamas through Friday followed by a northwestward motion towards the U.S.
  • WestJet to rescue Canadians stranded by hurricane Irma St. Maarten

    WestJet to rescue Canadians stranded by hurricane Irma St. Maarten

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    Fitzpatrick says the Canadians are expected to arrive in Toronto Monday evening. People who aren't able to communicate are asked to show up at the airport for 1:30 p.m. However, airline spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said Turks and Caicos airport and civil aviation authorities refused to allow the passengers to board. Air Canada said Monday that about 100 Canadians who had been barred by local authorities from a flight leaving Turks and Caicos will now be allowed to fly home.
  • 'Textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

    'Textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

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    VIDEO: UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein denounces the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar, which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh in recent weeks. Military spokesman Myat Min Oo said he couldn't comment without talking to his superiors. "However, by virtue of customary law, its ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the obligations of due process and the universal principle of non-refoulment, India can not carry out ...
  • Norway's right-wing government projected to win re-election

    Norway's right-wing government projected to win re-election

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    All 169 seats in parliament are up for grabs, and as many as nine parties are expected to win seats under Norway's system of proportional representation. "We'll need to communicate even more clearly with our voters on the big dividing issues, which are about economic policy, welfare policy", said Labour's economy spokeswoman, Marianne Marthinsen.
  • Merkel, Putin to Talk North Korea

    Merkel, Putin to Talk North Korea

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    North Korea warned on Monday of retaliation if the United Nations approves the USA proposal for harsher sanctions. "The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. The resolution asks countries around the world to inspect ships going in and out of North Korea's ports (a provision put in place by the Security Council in 2009) but does not authorize the use of force for ships that do not comply, as the Trump administration had originally proposed.
  • UN Security Council unanimously adopts new sanctions against N. Korea

    UN Security Council unanimously adopts new sanctions against N. Korea

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    Even the South Korean government has said that dialogue may have to wait, since North Korea's latest nuclear test and rapid-fire missile launches threaten to destabilize the security balance in East Asia. In a diplomatic victory for the Trump administration, the United Nations last month approved sweeping new sanctions targeting roughly one-third of the North's economy, with China's support.